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July 2024 Limited Edition

Color Lab™ B08-E02 (Sour Lemons)

Color Lab™ B08-E02 (Sour Lemons)

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What Are Color Lab Colors?

COLOR LAB™: Mad Micas colorists create hundreds of colors that don't go into regular production; here's your chance to take a peek into the lab.

Each month we'll be rolling out a new color complete with notes from that colorist's lab book and making it available for one month only.

Note: Some Color Lab colors may eventually be made part of our permanent collection.

The Color Lab selection for July, 2024 is:
Book 8, Entry 2.

Limited Edition, available through July 31, 2024 or until sold out.
LAB NOTES
B08-E02
(Sour Lemons™)

Not only is this bright, it has to be the cheeriest yellow of all time. It reminds me so much of sour lemon candy my tongue is curling.

What’s interesting is the fact that the powder itself looks yellow with an orange hue, but that does not entirely carry through to the end product in every medium I tested it in: clear MP soap, CP soap and epoxy resin.

The resulting color in the products is kind of a super-bright version of lemon meringue pie. The orange hue may be pretty much gone (which is odd, as that doesn't usually happen, though it's hinted at in epoxy and clear MP), but I believe it's bringing SOMETHING special because the end result is stunning!

This is the perfect summer color since lemons and lemonade are a such big part of those hot lazy days.

As is lab-standard, I used three grams per pound of cold process soap batter - that got me a really lovely bright yellow soap. It performed predictably in both epoxy resin and clear MP soap (usage in MP was ½ teaspoon per lb. of clear base) and definitely has a hint of that orange in some light, though it's almost impossibly subtle. I love this.

 

Ingredients | FDA Info | SDS

Color Lab B08-E02 (Sour Lemons) | SDS
Product Type Mica/pigment blend
FDA-Permitted for External Use Yes
FDA-Permitted for Eye Area Use Yes
FDA-Permitted for General (Including Lips) Use Yes
FDA-Permitted for Bath Bombs Use Yes
Particle Size 1-100 μm
Ingredients Fluorphlogopite, polyurethane-11, titanium dioxide, FD&C yellow no. 2 aluminum lake

 

Usage Rate in Soap

Cold process soap 1-2 tsp per lb. of oils OR 2½-3 g per pound of batter
Melt & pour soap ½ tsp per lb. of MP base
NOTE: White MP base will always create a pastel form of the color due to titanium dioxide in base.

Ethical, Cruelty-Free, Vegan

Mad Micas is committed to holding ourselves and our suppliers to the highest ethical standards. We have established a strict set of guiding principles that govern our actions and our supply lines that are rigid and non-negotiable.

Animal Cruelty Statement

  • Mad Micas has never tested any of our products or their individual ingredients/raw materials on animals and we never will.
  • Mad Micas will never purchase from any supplier or manufacturer whom we know to participate in any form of animal testing or cruelty.
  • Mad Micas suppliers certify to us that no raw material used in the production of mica or other products we purchase from them has been tested on animals.

Vegan Statement

  • All products we buy, sell or give away are 100% vegan. This includes refusing to carry any products colored using carmine.

Supply Line Ethics and Child Labor Statement

  • Mad Micas sources exclusively from ethical supply lines.
  • Mad Micas requires declarations from all suppliers stating that no minors participate in mining, factory work, transportation or any other process involved in the production of anything we carry.
  • Mad Micas will not source product from areas (for example, mica from India) in which there have been documented ethical transgressions.
  • The Mad Micas transport supply chain consists exclusively of major carriers like FedEx, UPS, and DHL and thus is free of forced or child labor.

Additional questions about our standards and practices should be directed to our office via phone or email.

Download a printable version of the Mad Micas Ethics Statement.

Large Volume Purchases

5- and 10-pound sizes come in bags, not in jars or buckets, in order to help reduce plastic use and our carbon footprint.

Need larger quantities? Mad Micas offers aggressive discounts on large quantities of all colorants we manufacture, and we reserve customer-specific racking in our warehouse for our large volume clients to help smooth supply chain ripples.

Talk to us and find out how we can make your color life better AND easier.

CA Prop 65

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to titanium dioxide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. Titanium dioxide appears on the Proposition 65 warning list only while in the form of "airborne, unbound particles of respirable size." Once incorporated into a liquid or solid base it is no longer on the list. For more information go towww.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Trademark Information

The name of this product, as well as the name Color Lab™, is trademarked by Mad Oils, Inc d/b/a Mad Micas.

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Ashley Burt
Really pretty!

I'm not usually one for yellows, but I used this in my cherry lemonade soap (and I used true red for my red) and it looks so nice!!